Pre-Filing Considerations

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Bold Invention Portfolio

Unsure whether you would like to take the next bold step? For those inventors who are not ready for a full-up patent search (or cannot afford it), the Bold Invention Portfolio includes a cohesive report containing:

      • Invention Disclosure
      • Layman’s Description
      • Preliminary Drawings/Sketches

For a client that wants to know what patents or publications (known as prior art) are already out in the public. This helps answer the basic question of novelty: “Is my invention or improvement really new?”

Bold IP works with your businesses to gain an understanding of the strategic business goals and prepares an in depth market-centric analysis of your current patents and pending applications to identify which patents and publications should be maintained, reworked or abandoned. Further, the analysis will identify opportunities for innovation and areas which represent a gap in technology that is necessary to achieve the short or long term business goals.

Our team will come on-site to your business where your research and development team works to do a 1, 2 or 3 day “invention harvesting” workshop. The workshop begins by developing a set of “technology gaps” between the present day and where the company is going 3-5 years down the road. Making Bold Leaps to close the technology gaps will be accomplished through either invention or protection via trade secrets.

Our team will come on-site to your business where your research and development team works to do a 1, 2 or 3 day “invention harvesting” workshop. The workshop begins by developing a set of “technology gaps” between the present day and where the company is going 3-5 years down the road. Making Bold Leaps to close the technology gaps will be accomplished through either invention or protection via trade secrets.

Fill out our request for a free patent consultation scheduled at your convenience. Please provide as much detail as possible, so that we can make the most of our time together when we meet. We look forward to helping you!

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Patent Infringement & Opinions

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Legal Opinions:

Freedom to Operate Opinion

Our Bold Patents Patent Attorneys will work with you to propose an amendment, argument or both that will achieve the most amount of patent rights for you while making sure the patent examiner’s rejections are addressed fully.

Validity Opinion

Are useful when a client is concerned that they may be infringing on another’s patent and want to know whether the infringed patent claims will hold up in court. Also, validity opinions are useful for a client who would like to assure themselves that their patent and claims are valid before enforcing their patent rights or entering into licensing negotiations.

Invalidity Opinion

Provide for a client who is the alleged infringer of a patent; the opinion will demonstrate good faith and reasonableness by the alleged infringer and helps avoid charges of willful infringement and award of increased damages to the patentee during defensive patent infringement actions.

​Infringement Opinion

Helps a patent owner understand the strengths and weaknesses of their position which will help them decide whether to send cease and desist letters, initiate licensing discussions or file a lawsuit. The opinion compares the claims of the patent to the patent owner’s “accused” product or process to determine whether the accused product or process meets each and every limitation of any claim of the patent. These opinions are thorough and break down claim-by-claim, element-by-element and analyze whether each point of the claim is met or not met.

Non-Infringement Opinion

Helps a client who is an alleged infringer of a patent by providing an thorough, claim-by-claim, element-by-element analysis comparing the claims of the patent with the product or process to show how each element is not met. This will help a client determine how aggressively to dispute patent infringement allegations as well as to what degree they would settle and accept a license agreement.

Federal District Court: Western District of Washington

Fill out our request for a free patent consultation scheduled at your convenience. Please provide as much detail as possible, so that we can make the most of our time together when we meet. We look forward to helping you!

Fill out this form and we will contact you as soon as possible.

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Get your Free Digital copy of our Book!

“Bold Ideas: The Inventor’s Guide to Patents”!

By J. D. Houvener